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Feb 2, 2013 11:30am PST
that diplomatically and in development, in defense, we need to incorporate the role of women into our work in those areas, wherever it happens around the world. >> the post of global ambassador for women's issues, will that continue? have you been guaranteed tha >> yes. that will definitely continue. it was, as you know, the first time it had been done in our government. i think it has more than proved its worth to be able to say that the united states of america has a global ambassador for women's issues demonstrates that we have institutionalized the concerns that we all have about what we can do to make the world better for women and girls and by doing so, serve our own interests. >> when you were meeting with female country leaders and negotiating, how was it different? >> it's interesting, the women who are in leadership positions right now around the world are a very interesting group. and they are both by their actions and their words, strong advocates for women. let me just give you a couple of examples. ellen johnson sirleaf, just reelected in liberia. she would not have been elected witho
Jan 26, 2013 11:30am PST
, women move to the front lines. the ban on women in combat has been lifted. defense secretary leon panetta addressed the country this week, explaining his decision. >> it's clear to all of us that women are contributingn precented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation. >> 14% of the military's active duty personnel are female. many women have called for ending the ban on combat positions for them for years. but not everyone is happy about women serving on the front lines. a think thank, center for military readiness released a report stating women are not equal on the battlefield and should not be forced into combat roles. manhattan institute scholar heather macdonald told me lifting the bawill ultimately urtomen >> i don't think that this is a move that is inspired by saying, let's improve our combat readiness. this is all about women seeking a ready path up the career ladder in the pentagon and making a theoretical and abstract point about equality. i can guarantee that you that we will start seeing claims of sexual assault, which will bring in more demands for g
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